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From the CEO, Fred J. Meis

Construction begins again and along with it we must make accommodations. I know parking is going to be tight but please be aware that our patients and visitors need to have a place to park as well, both on the Clinic side (West) of the building and the front row of the hospital (South side). This expansion of the Long Term Care area will be approximately a 5 month project. It will include adding on to the South side of Long Term Care to accommodate a Restorative Room, Conference Room and five offices. This will allow us to turn the Solarium back into its original use with a few improvements and give us a new entrance on the East side of LTC and another fire escape on the West side of the LTC building. This addition will also allow us to turn the existing office space by the dining room into an employee break room and the existing administrative office into an office for the Activities Director and more space for resident activities. For LTC employees there will be a temporary entrance on the South East side of the building if you come in that way, however it would be better to use the door across from the ER entrance or enter through HinterLong. We will not be losing any parking spaces once this project is complete as the new addition will just come out to the existing curb South of LTC.

If you have any further questions in regard to this project please let me know. We are quickly closing in on the end of another fiscal year as we close out this month. Most all of the budget has been completed as we prepare for another year. We continue to look for new services and or replacement services for our visiting doctors who are retiring or have retired. We are confident that we can continue to build on the strength of our Medical Staff and continue to provide excellent health care for our community. Our strength lies in our ability to provide immediate close to home access for those who require our services and our ability to help build a healthy community. Thanks for all you do in support of KCHS and our community.

~Fred J. Meis, CEO


Employee of the Month - Della Burritt (Director of Dietary Services)

Della Burritt was chosen as the June Employee of the Month! Della is employed as the Dietary Director. She has been employed at KCHS for 6 years. Della was nominated for Employee of the Month because she does a great job managing the kitchen and coering shifts when needed.  She pays close attnetion to details, is a team player, communicates well, and takes the initative to bring up concerns and ideas. Moreover, she volunteered to help with the 5K and recruited others to help out too!

Della was born and raised in Minden. She has been with her significant other, Rick, for 30 years. In her free time, she enjoys surfing the net and reading. She also loves going to country concerts. Furthermore, she enjoys working with residents and staff. Congratulations Della for being chosen as the June Employee of the Month! Thank you for all that you do for the patients, residents, and staff at KCHS.

Stay Connected - WiFi Available at KCHS

For the convenience of our residents, patients and their visitors, KCHS launched wireless internet service (WiFi). The complimentary wireless access is available throughout the KCHS campus including LTC resident’s rooms, LTC solarium and dining room, hospital patient rooms and lobbies. To use the service, open your wireless device and a login screen will appear. Since the service is password protected, visitors will need to obtain the password. The nurses staff will be glad to assist you.

Welcome New Employees!

Lisa Guthrie - Acute RN

Diana Delgado - Long Term Care CNA / Medication Aide

Chianne Trejo - Long Term Care CNA / Medication Aide

Paige Jorgensen - Dietary Aide